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The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that political candidates can accept much larger sums of money from donors.
Sen. John McCain and Mayor Greg Stanton have teamed up with H3 VETS to end chronic homelessness among veterans and give them a roof over their head by Christmas.
Our current government is a Democrat one. The executive branch, so massive now that our founders wouldn’t recognize it, is 98.5 percent of the government measured by number of employees. The senior body of Congress is also run by Democrats. This government spent its first four years telling America the economy is getting better and anything going badly is Bush’s fault in any event. As the Bush shtick stopped selling as well it became time for a new bogeyman: the Tea Party, which is represented by maybe 10 percent of our Congress.
I am in agreement with Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio on pension reform (“Why we need real pension reform — you decide,” AFN, Sept. 13). DiCiccio was elected to represent “We the People.” Politician’s beware because being the fair minded Sal, he will not overlook his and his peers’ pensions. Let’s get them in the news as to how long it takes for an elected person to gain a pension, and list those pensions in the AFN.
Q: Is the government too big and powerful? Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have increased dramatically over the past few decades, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 2012) recently established the prevalence to be 1 in 88 American children and estimated 1 out of 54 boys being diagnosed with autism. ASD affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing mental health concerns.
I have expressed my feelings about how our country is suffering from a failure in economics many times. We have a monopoly in Keynesian economists being taught in America. The result of this is that every economist in Washington is a Keynesian economist. Keynesian economists allow politicians to spend a lot of money.
A judge late Thursday cleared the way for politicians to immediately start taking much more money from private donors and political action committees for their campaigns.
I was reading the guest commentary of Don Kennedy (Aug. 30) in the Ahwatukee Foothills News and decided reply. In Don’s world it looks like there are only two choices, the socialist or the patriot. Given our two party system, yes there are two choices or really are there? Is Don implying that the Democrats are socialist and Republicans are patriots? But let me not get ahead of myself.
In the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama claimed Detroit as evidence of his successful policies: “We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. We bet on American workers and American ingenuity and, three years later, that is paying off in a big way.”
I stand for peace and yet, the sound of the drumbeat begins again, war.
A recent poll result, naturally from the racist Bible Belt, should annihilate any lingering doubts that Republicans constitute a disproportionate share of this nation’s imbeciles. Assessing blame for the negligent federal response to Hurricane Katrina, more Louisiana Republicans cited President Obama than cited George W. Bush. By a slim margin of 29 to 28 percent, these Obama-blaming morons assigned him presidential responsibility nearly four years before his inauguration.
The decision that voters in Phoenix City Council District 6 make on Tuesday, Aug. 27 will determine whether we remain a great city for the benefit of future generations or embark on the path of decline already laid out by cities like Detroit.
The mudslinging mania that is the campaign for a Phoenix City Council seat in District 6 (Keogh Parks vs. DiCiccio) has at least two winners. First there is the United States Post Office, whose debt may be slightly reduced by the revenue being generated from all the campaign junk mail arriving in district mailboxes. Second is the city of Phoenix Waste Management Department, Recycling Division, where all of this junk campaign mail should rightfully end up (along with the litter on our street corners known as campaign signs).
Desert Vista High School had one of the most memorable first weeks of the fall term with having President Barack Obama speaking in their gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon.
The call came in the morning, an out-of-state in-law who has never made a personal call to our home. The conversation began as light chit-chat. My husband held his breath, sensing something more was coming. And, it did, in the form of a confession, a desperate act of saving one’s self.
As a voter in District 6, I am concerned about the lack of transparency associated with Councilman Sal DiCiccio’s current campaign for City Council.
The recent announcement that the Gila Indian River Community (GRIC) voted not to allow the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway from being built on tribal land, it is all but assured to be built in Ahwatukee.
Calling the statute an infringement on free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants a federal judge to block police in Arizona from enforcing a law making begging a crime.
It was standing room only at the Grace Inn Wednesday night as two candidates for Phoenix City Council District 6 faced off, answering questions from a panel of Ahwatukee Foothills residents.
I am a Boy Scout in Troop 16 and I would like to express my concerns about our government cutting school funding. I also sent a letter to Sen. John McCain because I did not want him to vote yes to the proposed cut in education funding by 20 percent. I did not receive any response from the senator, but I think it is a very bad idea to reduce spending on education.
A formal complaint has been filed with the Phoenix City Clerk and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery alleging a committee formed to fight the recall of current City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, Citizens Protecting Taxpayers, has violated several laws, but a judge is skeptical of any wrongdoing.
There have been many articles about Global Warming, carbon cap and trade, and sequestration of carbon dioxide. When writing about Global Warming they always indicate that its main cause is CO2 in the atmosphere, but CO2 has a Specific Gravity of 1.4, meaning that it is heavier than air, so can’t be found in the atmosphere. This is a ground hugging gas, that has positive qualities, as when it and rainwater impinge on plant life photosynthesis happens, causing plant life to emit oxygen.
How many years have we been discussing illegal immigration reform? It seems like it has been headline news for the last 10 years. It has been discussed from the local level to the U.S. House, Senate and White House, yet only now has any serious written effort at reform been made.
In response to Don Passmore’s guest commentary in the AFN on June 12 (“I Have Stopped Voting”)… I hear ya’. I have taken to these pages in the AFN numerous times to decry the left/right Democrat/Republican paradigm of our current political system.